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The Generalitat de Catalunya will announce aid in 2021 and 2022 of € 1.2 million to improve production processes and the efficiency of the activity of small-capacity slaughterhouses

The Department of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Food of the Generalitat de Catalunya has made the payment for small slaughterhouses of domestic ungulates for a total amount of 87,496.31 euros. 14 slaughterhouses throughout the territory will receive this financial support that will allow them to make investments to promote and encourage innovation, efficiency and competitiveness of their facilities and to give continuity to their activity. After the 2020 call, and there will be two more calls, in the next two years, with a planned budget of 600,000 euros for 2021 and 600,000 euros more for 2022.

The potential beneficiaries of this aid were 54 slaughterhouses, of which only 18 were to request it and 14 have been able to benefit from the collection of the aid. This aid is developed in order to promote the sustainability of primary production and the trade of local products and guarantee the fixation of people in the most disadvantaged areas, providing them with resources to be able to develop their economic activity.

The purpose of the aid is to promote and encourage innovation, efficiency and competitiveness in small slaughterhouses for domestic ungulates whose viability is compromised, and to support the implementation of new small slaughterhouses that allow integration into the agri-food chain with fewer risks and more guarantees for livestock producers through financial support for investments in slaughterhouses and related activities.

This is a multi-year aid included in a support plan for small slaughterhouses in Catalonia to establish the livestock sector in the territory, favor the population’s roots in rural areas and develop short distribution chains and local markets. Thus, after the 2020 call, and there will be two more calls, in the next two years, with a planned budget of 600,000 euros for 2021 and 600,000 euros more for 2022.